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Water Parks in Andalucia


by Fiona Flores Watson


Andalucia has a number of waterparks that are ideal for family fun in summer. Most are open from May/June to September.

The parks have a variety of zones: high-adrenalin water slides including Kamikaze (very steep, almost vertical) and Black Hole (covered tube); multi-lane slides where you can race against your friends; children's areas with shallow pools featuring mini-slides and fun activities; and, increasingly, parks also feature more relaxing wave pools with beaches, lagoons, and even jacuzzis.

A few points to be aware of:

  • Many waterparks offer reduced entry or special discounts when booked online (plus often avoids waiting to buy tickets at entrance), and also in the afternoon
  • Queues for rides are shorter in the hours when the parks first open - Spanish don't generally arrive anywhere before 11am or 12 midday
  • Height minimum on rides varies between 1.10m and 1.35m - measure your children before you go, to avoid disappointment
  • Some parks charge extra to hire the rubber tubes or inflatables you sit on to go down the rides
  • Most waterparks charge for sunlounger hire
  • All waterparks have a range of bars, cafes and restaurants (usually including pizza and hotdogs), many of which are expensive; only some allow picnics, so check before you go
  • No glass bottles or tinned food allowed (as stated by official regulations for waterparks in Andalucia)
  • Sunsuits/rashvests are still not widely used by Spanish, but are the best way to protect children from the sun, especially when they're in water for extended periods of time.



Aqualand: Bahia de Cadiz Aqualand Torremolinos
Seventeen fun-filled rides, plus a picnic area, at this relatively new aqua park located in between Cadiz and Puerto de Santa María.
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Numerous water rides and slides, also sea lion shows.
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Aqua Tropic, Almuñecar Aqua Velis, Malaga
A good size water park with plenty of shady areas for parents to keep watch.
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One of the largest, splashiest water-parks in the province with 21 different rides to choose from including some super-fast slides, dinghy river ride and paddling pool for young children (and parents!).
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Aquaola, Granada Aquasierra, Cordoba
A good size water park with plenty of shady areas for parents to keep watch.
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This is Cordoba’s only water park, with a variety of rides to suit all tastes.
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Aquopolis Cartaya Aquopolis Sevilla
The first water park in Huelva province, this has a whirlpool ride and a VIP area for some grown-ups’ pampering.
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Just ten rides, making a small but welcome water park where you can cool down during the sizzling hot summer months in Seville.
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Bahia Park, Algeciras Cable Ski
Handy for the eastern part of Cadiz province – both the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, plus Gibraltar.
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This attraction is either for those wanting to learn or improve their water skiing, or just for those who want a fun day out.
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Mario Park, Almeria Parque Acuatico Mijas
There are fifteen rides for the family to enjoy here, as well as a snack bar and various concession stands.
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One of the best water fun-parks around, located on the outskirts of Fuengirola.
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Parque Aquatico Vera, Almeria  
Large park with kamikaze, body ski, twisting slides, river adventure, black hole, large pool and lake and special children's pool and slides. More >


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